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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
comments and being asked about them last night mitt romney laughed al gore's answer off. after virginia, savannah, the president will head off to the battleground state of ohio and mitt romney goes to florida where he campaigns this weekend, the president ultimately ending up in california for a fund-raising event including a concert with john bone jovi, katy perry and stevie wonder. >> peter alexander from virginia, thank you. ed schultz is the host of "the ed show" on msnbc. >> good morning, savannah. >> you're a supporter of the president, your viewers are a supporter of the president. i think everybody in the political spectrum believed he slipped wednesday night. >> they can't miss the mark again. the margin of error, winning or losing in this campaign or this election is so tight right now, he just can't do it. i mean, there's been such an effort to suppress the vote. those people are now energized after what they saw the other night. the president's team has to bounce back, get on message, be aggressive. you know, talk radio across america people were disappointed. they were frus
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
night, the clear winner. >> from the start, romney controlled the direction of the debate, aggressively pushing president obama on the economy, job creation, and health care. we're going to talk to top advisers about how their candidates faired just ahead. we're also going to talk with chris matthews who had very strong feelings about the debate. but we want to begin with chuck todd, chief white house correspondent in denver this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. look, this may have been the most substantive debate in the television era. and mitt romney dealt with it as if his campaign depended on it while a subdued president obama let romney dictate the terms of the debate. not exactly the gift the president was looking for on his 20th wedding anniversary. >> and so i just want to wish, sweetie, you happy anniversary and let you know that a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. >> reporter: from the very beginning, mitt romney displayed a confident and commanding presence on stage, almost o
NBC
Oct 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
days to go to the finish line. momentum off his debate's success, mitt romney kept the heat on the president last night in florida. >> he said, you know, you can't fix washington from the inside. you can only fix it from the outside. we'll give him that chance on november. >> reporter: the romney campaign says it's taken in $12 million in campaign cash. while the obama campaign reported a record monthly haul, $181 million in september, tops for either campaign this year. in his weekly address the president touted another september number, the unexpected drop in the jobless rate. >> friday we learned the unemployment rate is at its lowest level since i took office. more americans are entering the workforce. more americans are getting jobs. >> reporter: and in case you like your politics a bit more tongue-in-cheek -- >> that is how you are preparing, prepping for the rumble with chicken? >> that's right. >> reporter: two tv warriors squared off in their own rhetorical throwdown. john stewart left leading host of "the daily show" and took on bill o'reilly, the conservative host of fox
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
debater. i'm just okay. >> but romney backer chris christie didn't get the memo. >> wednesday night the first night of this campaign. >> will this be a game-changer in the election? >>> and "i'm not perfect." arnold schwarzenegger about his marriage, his affairs and the child he fathered with his house keeper. >> i inflicted pain on maria and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> he prepares to release his tell-all memoir today, monday, october 1st, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in eastern afghanistan overnight. >> they were targeting a military patrol in a crowded market. as we said, at least 14 people were killed, 3 americans among the dead. dozens were wounded. this comes one day after the u.s. military death toll in the war reached 2,000. we're going to get a live report, straight ahead. >>>
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
: mitt romney landed in colorado monday night scoring the endorsement of denver broncos football legend john elway. >> what an honor, what a welcome and colorado welcome. thank you so much >> reporter: governor's first and only event ahead of tomorrow's big presidential debate was at a packed air and space museum in denver. >> people want to know who is going to win? who is going to score the punches? you know, in my view it's not so much winning andalusian or even the people themselves, the president and myself. it's about something bigger than that. >> reporter: still playing off the enthusiastic crowd, romney appeared to test out a few new zingers including this one on the keystone oil pipeline halted by the obama administration. >> by the way, i'm going to get that pipeline from canada if i have to build it myself. >> reporter: romney's running mate paul ryan was greeted by his family in iowa before kicking off a bus tour in dubuque where he emphasized the importance of the upcoming debates. >> we are entering the debate phase, the choice phase of this campaign, and this choice is e
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
and you heard his answers. >> reporter: also thursday night, romney made news on a topic he wasn't asked about during the debate. appearing on fox news he repudiated his earlier comments seemingly writing off 47% of americans. >> now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's just completely wrong, and i -- i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> reporter: in wisconsin where the crowds swelled to more than 30,000 thursday, president obama arrived armed with new energy and attack lines against romney that were absent from wednesday's debate. all but calling his opponent a liar. >> governor romney may dance around his positions. he may do a tap dance and a two-step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> reporter: mr. obama's top advisers concedes the president needs to come back fighting the next two debates and find a sharper way to sell his message. we'll make adjustments, his top strategist said. president obama took aim at cutting funds
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
first presidential debate. both president obama and governor romney will spend the day preparing. what message do they need to send to undecided voters tuning in tomorrow night. bill o'reilly is here to talk about his new bookoming up. >> we'll look forward to that a. question, what caused this nasty gash on a killer whale in san diego. was it an accident or was it an attack by other whales? a live report on that. >> and post seth mcfarland? his friends and al roker praise the pick. some wonder why they selected the guy from family guy. we'll talk about it with today's professionals. >> do we sense what you feel? >> i'm still absorbing it. i'll let you know. >> not prepared to talk about it. before we get to that we want to check with the top stories from natalie morales. good morning. >> good morning everyone. we begin with that story about trouble in the skies for american airlines. as at least two separate 757 jets had to be diverted after several rows of seats came loose mid flight and six more planes are being inspected for the same problem. tom costello is on the ramp at miami in
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Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
challenger mitt romney are both campaigning in the battleground state of virginia today. last night romney told fox news that his earlier statement seemingly writing off 47% of americans was completely wrong and that his life shows that he cares about 100%. president obama accused romney meanwhile of dancing around his own positions saying that if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >>> american airlines cancelled more flights today so it can fix the problem with seats that could come loose on at least three recent flights. american says all 48 of the boeing 757s being checked should be back in service tomorrow. the airline blames a combination of wear, poor design and even soda spills for causing small pins in the seat lock mechanisms to malfunction. health officials are warning that thousands of people across 23 states could be at risk of contracting fungal meningitis. the rare and deadly strain of the disease has been linked to contaminated steroid injections given for back pain. at least five people have died from the outbreak and another 35 people a
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
that lead with what supporters had hoped to see wednesday night, a mocking assault on mitt romney. >> when he was asked how he would actually cut spending and reduce the deficit, he said he'd go after funding for public television. elmo, you better make a run for it. >> reporter: on the stump in virginia, romney says the jobless numbers don't tell the whole story. too many workers, he says, have simply stopped looking. >> when i'm president of the united states, that unemployment rate is going to come down, not because people are giving up and dropping out of the work force, but because we're creating more jobs. >> reporter: with the unexpected drop, some saw a conspiracy. former general electric chairman jack welch seemed to accuse the obama campaign of cooking the books, tweeting unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate, so change numberns. later on "hardball", welch admitted he has no evidence to back that up, but he remained defiant. >> i don't want to take back one word in that tweet. it seems coincidental that one month before the election
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
okay. >> i've seen mitt romney do this before. he's going to come in wednesday night, outline his vision for america, contrast what his view is with what the president's record and the president's view for the future and this whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> national journalist white house correspondent major garrett is with us. good morning. what surprises might we expect and what's the strategy for these two? >> why did governor christie say what he said? >> governor romney needs an audience. if you look at the polls, two-thirds of the country already believes president obama will win and win the debate. they are not going to tune in if they don't think something exciting going on. governor christie said yes, we'll change this race. if it isn't changed by thursday this debate doesn't alter the under lying narrative of the race, the romney campaign believes or fears it could slip away. >> does it create ridesing expectations? >> of course it does. on the other side the president has been systematically lowering expectations. david acle rod started t
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
professionals and such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> we're going to win florida, and we're going to take back the white house. >> reporter: wrapping up a three-day swing through the sunshine state mitt romney has appeared more confident and relaxed, invigorated by last week's strong debate and enthusiastic crowds. on sunday he previewed today's foreign policy speech in which he'll paint president obama as weak. >> i commit to you i will be a leader. when i'm president israel take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> reporter: with the race tightening, the campaigns are sharpening their attacks. a top obama adviser dismissing romney's debate performance as, quote, masterful but fundamentally dishonest. >> mitt romney will say absolutely anything to get elected. >> reporter: and the administration's response to one of the latest job report. >> the economy is not doing well and the fact that you have a white house celebrating an unemployment rate of 7.8
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
was an important night. >> reporter: a confident, reinvigorated mitt romney alongside paul ryan tried to capitalize on the campaign's fresh momentum. >> i got the chance to ask the questions people around the country want to ask. why is he pushing obama care when 20 million people are out of work. >> reporter: romney made news on a topic he wasn't asked about on the debate, appearing on fox news he repute ated earlier comments, writing off 47% of americans. >> you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something completely wrong, and i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> reporter: in wisconsin where the crowd swelled to more than 30,000, president obama arrived armed with new energy and attack lines against romney that were absent from wednesday's debate. all but calling his opponent a liar. >> governor romney may dance around his position, he may do a tap dance and a two step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> reporter: mr. obama's top advisers can see th
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
minutes ago. while in san francisco last night, the president spoke in front of a crowd of 6,000 at the bill graham civic auditorium and took a few shots at mitt romney. >> mitt romney's plan is to let wall street run wild again, but he's going to bring the hammer down on "sesame street"! >> next, the president will stop in the battleground state of ohio before he returns home to washington. >>> a uc berkeley grad is the newest winner of the nobel prize. david wineland is sharing the nobel prize in physics with a french physicist. the announcement was made this morning. the duo won for inventing methods to observe properties of the quantum world research that led to the construction of extremely precise clocks and helped scientists take the first steps towards building superfast computers. wineland holds a bachelor's degree from uc berkeley and he grew up in sacramento. he currently works in colorado. congratulations to them both. we'll take a look at the forecast and the roads after the break. >>> welcome back. yeah, we still have those midlevel clouds hanging out over the city by
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Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
u.s. action in overseas conflicts. the obama campaign is dismissing the planned romney remarks calling the republican a quote unmitigated disaster on foreign policy. meantime, an infusion of cash for president obama came in sunday night at a star-studded fund-raiser in california. joking about his lackluster debate performance last week the president quipped that unlike the hollywood a-listeners the room he doesn't always perform flawlessly. >>> voters in venezuela have re-elected socialist president hugo chavez for another six-year term. he's a longtime critic of washington. he defeated opposite leader henrique capriles amid growing frustration of crime, corruption and power outages. venezuela has the largest crude oil reserves. >>> at least 20 new cases of fungal meningitis occurs as the deadly outbreak linked to steroid injection spreads to nine states and 91 people are now infected as the new england company that produced the injections widens the recall. the steroid is frequently used to treat back pain, and authorities say thousands of patients may have been injected with
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> reporter: building on a momentum of wednesday night's debate, romney's trying to reverse his fortunes in battle grounds like ohio where he's fallen behind. >> under president obama we've lost half a million manufacturing jobs and china has passed us in manufacturing. >> reporter: the president argues the republicans are offering nothing new. >> it's not a plan to offer anything new. it is not a change, it is a relapse and we're not going to do it. rr the latest jobs report, cold, hard facts certain to be the subject of a heated debate. and economists expect the economy added a less than stellar 115,000 jobs last month. >> brian, thanks so much. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. we're going to begin in new jersey with one family's dramatic escape from a fast moving fire. a surveillance camera was rolling when a mother and their five kids jumped from their five story apartment. a few good samaritans were there to soften the landing. >>> next to utah it turns out man's best friend was behind a suspected burglary when he received a ca
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracy potts joins us with washington from the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared debaters and he predicts few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are down playing expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> barack obama is going to be formidable and i think it will be a good debate, but i certainly would not underestimate what barack obama brings to it. >> reporter: john kerry's playing romney with
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
declare a winner. the consensus seems to be that mitt romney was that last night. what put him in that position? >> mitt romney helped himself and came across as very energetic, he was concise, even funny in a lot of his answers. the format actually ended up benefiting him because you elevate the challenger. president obama has been campaigning with the air force one, being able to ride on air force one, having the presidential seal at his podium. now mitt romney was elevated to president obama's level. i was reminded in 2004 when john kerry was challenging george w. bush and we saw a similar debate performance where the challenger came out swinging, did very, very well. the incumbent president was a little bit on his heels mainly because sometime you're not used to being challenged by somebody in that type of setting. so we move to the next debate. it seems like mitt romney did very well on style, although substance might have been a different matter. >> speaking of substance, a lot of people thought this debate was more informative, but did these issues and ideas connect to the
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
today we begin with an economic showdown. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates last night. in what some are calling a polite war of words, the candidates sparred over job creation, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's tracie potts is in denver for us. she has a preview. good morning to you, tracie. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. the pressure was on for romney to perform, to back up his ideas with details, taking on the man that even republicans called one of the most skilled debaters in modern politics. the point of this debate was to make differences clear on lowering the debt. >> you said you'd cut the deficit in half. it's four years later, we still have trillion-dollar deficit. >> the way we do is for additional cut, we ask for a dollar of additional revenue, paid for, as i indicated earlier, by asking those of us who have done very well in this country to contribute a little bit more to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: the president insisted romney would spend $5 trillion on tax breaks favoring the wealthy. >> math, common
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
757s for inspection. >>> to politics where president obama and rival mitt romney will not be campaigning today, opting instead to prep for the first of the three debates that they will have starting tomorrow night in denver. republicans are hoping it will be a game changer for their nominee who right now trails the president in every battleground state. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with all of those details. brian, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. for both campaigns this debate brings both challenge and opportunity. as denver gets ready for tomorrow night's first presidential debate, so are the candidates. >> it'll be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. we'll get to describe our respective views. >> reporter: romney is hoping to pick up a few votes with an endorsement from football great john elway. president obama is taking the personal approach to nail down votes. >> this is barack obama. >> reporter: and like romney, the president sees this debate as a chance to talk to america. >> it's a choice
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
years last night, falling 7-2. the yankees scored four runs in the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie. >>> today mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech in lexington. the speech called the mantel of leadership is the republican's tenth address on foreign policy since december of 2011. according to early exsercerpts today's speech, the former massachusetts governor will criticize the president's passive leadership in the middle east saying, "i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more prosperous middle east allied with the united states. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. we cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds." >> today president obama will wrap up his two-day fund-raising trip in california. he will announce the establishment. caesar chavez national monument. yesterday the president spoke at a fund-raising concert. he poked a little fun at himself as well and his recent debate performance. >> everybody here is incredible professional, they're such great frep friends, and
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
momentum of wednesday night's debate, romney's trying to reverse his fortunes in battlegrounds like ohio where he's fallen behind. >> under president obama we've lost half a million manufacturing jobs and china has passed us in manufacturing. >> reporter: the president argues the republicans are offering nothing new. >> it's not a plan for our economy, it's not a plan to strengthen the middle class, it is not change, it is a relapse and we're not going to do it. >> reporter: the latest jobs report, cold, hard facts certain to be the subject of a heated debate. and the next jobs report comes out just four days before the election. lynn? >> all right, brian, thank you. we begin in new jersey with one family's dramatic escape from a fast-moving fire. a surveillance camera was rolling when a mother and her five kids jumped from their third floor apartment. luckily a few good samaritans were there to help soften the landings. >>> it turns outman's best friend was behind a suspected burglary. who would have thought. when bruce's cell phone received a call from his home phone, he heard scr
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
debate of this election. president obama and mitt romney squared off for 90 minutes last night in denver. tracy potts is live in denver now with the latest on the debate. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, from denver, where the pressure was on for mitt romney to perform to back up his ideas with details, taking on the man that even some republicans had described as one of the most skilled debaters in modern politics. the point of this debate was to make differences clear, on lowering the desmt. >> you said you'd cut the deficit in half, it's now four years later, we have trillion-dollar deficits. >> the way we do it is for every $2.50 of additional debt, we ask for a dollar, paid for by those doing very well to contribute a little more to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: the president insisted romney would spend five trillion on tax breaks favoring the wealthy. >> math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> everything he just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> they clashed on wall street, whether banks should be too big to fail, and medica
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
inspection. >>> republicans are hoping the first of three presidential debates tomorrow night will be a game-changer for mitt romney. right now he trails the president in every battleground state. a new quinnipiac poll out this morning shows president obama has an 18 point lead over romney among women. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with more on all this. brian, good morning. >> reporter: for both campaigns this first debate is filled can challenge and opportunity. as denver gets ready for tomorrow night's first presidential debate, so are the candidates. >> it'll be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. we'll get to describe our respective views. >> reporter: romney is hoping to pick up a few votes with an endorsement from football great john elway. president obama is taking the personal approach to nail down support. >> this is barack obama. >> reporter: and like romney, the president sees this debate as a chance to talk to america. >> it's a choice between two different paths for this country. it's a choice between two fundamenta
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
begin with an economic show down. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates last night and what some are calling a polite war of words, the candidates sparred over job creation, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turn around. president obama came into the debate ahead in every battleground state. with an estimated 60 million americans watching on tv, cable and the web, moderator jim leherer asked can you put more people to work? >> the answer is, yes, we can help. >> reporter: romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs, and so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others' expense. >> the average middle class family with young children would pay $2,000 more. >> everything he said about my tax plan is not accurate. >> it is not possible to come u
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
squared off last night. tracy, good morning. >> reporter: mitt romney went into this somewhat the underdog according to the polls. the whole first half of this debate was about the economy. and they ran over several segments talking about taxes, mitt romney's tax plan, $5 trillion tax breaks, mostly for the wealthy, the president kept saying over and over and mitt romney stopped him and said you're totally mischaracterizing my plan, that's not what i'm proposing at all. they also talked about medicare they talked about wall street reform, and whether or not that was done properly. but the strongest exchange was about health care and jobs, and as mitt romney put it, why the president spent so much time in the middle of a recession focusing on getting his health law passed. >> i just don't know how the president could have come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table, and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> we did work on this
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Oct 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
california. another fund-raiser, another event there late last night where the president said that he has been courting hispanics there, but he also said that mitt romney's debate was more style over substance, that debate really fueling the polls and we'll see if it's affected by the vice presidential debate this week. vice president biden, paul ryan debate on thursday. both of them out of the public spotlight as they continue to study for that. ryan is in florida. vice president biden is in delaware. he says he is focusing on ryan's speeches and on his budget. lynn? >>> tracie pots for us in washington. tracie, thank you. >>> a nashville hospital is reporting another death from the meningitis outbreak. that's according to the associated press. if confirmed, it would be the fifth deadly case in tennessee, the ninth nationally. at least 105 people in nine states from minnesota to florida have been affected. the cdc now believes 13,000 people in 23 states may have received steroid injections tied to this outbreak. while many are believed not to be at risk, those who got the shot betwee
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
will attack the president's energy policies. >> with a second wind from the debate, romney is trying to distance himself from controversial comments caught on hidden camera. romney appeared on the sean hannity show on fox news last night and said his comments about the 47% of americans who don't pay income tax were, quote, just completely wrong. in that video, romney said 47% of americans consider themselves victims and don't take personal responsibility. he originally defended those comments. >>> there is anticipation ahead of september's jobs report. analysts are predicting the economy added 115,000 to 125,000 jobs last month. that's better than the disappointing 96,000 jobs added in august. the unemployment stands at 8.1%. >>> to a developing story. public health officials are rn wai warning hundreds of people in more than 20 states, including maryland and virginia, about a steroid contaminated and responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak. the steroid was sent to 20 different facilities in nine different states, including nine facilities in our area for individuals suff
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
himself from controversial comments caught on camera. romney appeared on the sean hannity show on fox news last night. he said his comments about the 47 percent of americans who don't pay income tax did not come out right and were, quote, just completely wrong. in that video which surfaced last month, romney said 47% of americans consider themselves victims and don't take personal responsibility. he originally defended the comments, saying they weren't elegantly stated. >>> there was anticipation ahead of september's jobs report. analysts are predicting the economy handed 115,000 to 125,000 jobs last month. that's better an the disappointing 96,000 jobs last august. the unemployment stands at 8.1%. >>> now to a developing story. public health officials warning people in our area about a contaminated steroid suspected in a deadly meningitis outbreak. that steroid came from a medical center in massachusetts. the steroid was sent to 75 different facilities in 23 states, including 9 facilities in maryland and virginia. it's for patients suffering from back pain. officials are warning peop
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
going on last night. romney was the aggressor, president obama doing a little rope-a-dope there. in your mind what kind of grade would you give these candidates. >> i'd have to say romney probably felt like he earned an "a." he seemed confident and assertive. one of the key things is he wanted to reassure voters he understood their problems and he from the outset from his initial statement, i think he did a pretty good job of suggesting that. he cared about jobs and the economy and probably passed the test of reassuring voters that he did understand the problems that we're facing. >> and now we are, what, 12 days away until the next debate. professor, what do the two candidates need to do between now and that next date on the 16th? >> well, i think obama needs to become a little bit more assertive, a little bit more aggressive. as the front runner, i believe he felt like he could just sort of coast a little bit and as the front runner not make any mistakes and perhaps maybe romney would make some mistakes. i think romney needs to be more specific about his plan if he wants to move f
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
week the presidential debates begin. president obama and mitt romney both preparing for their first debate in denver wednesday night. republicans are calling for more pressure on the president's foreign policy. in today's "wall street journal" romney calls mr. obama's policies dangerous. both sides are downplaying expectations, giving credit to each other as strong debaters. >> obama is going to be formidable and ike it will be a good debate but i certainly would not underestimate what barack obama brings. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> both sides are already planning their post debate rallies. romney is in virginia with paul ryan on thursday. president obama is staying in colorado. >> wednesday night big one, number one. >> thursday morning will be big here. >> a lot to talk about. >>> a bay area haven to techies has now been saved from closure. we'll have the details coming up next. >>> plus after three straight days of talks, we'll tell you if the shar
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
featured prominently in last night's presidential debate. governor romney talked about shifting people currently under the age of 55 to a voucher like program for health care when they reach age 65. president obama's affordable care act does not offer a truly long-term fix to medicare. so, what is your plan to keep medicare solid while not forcing seniors to fend for themselves? >> well, for me, medicare is not an esoteric debate. my mom who worked in the factories of new jersey, where char to get us into the middle class in the twilight of her life she was fighting alzheimer's. medicare was her health care security. they made a difference with her to live in dignity. that's why under the act on trent affordable care act we extended life until 2024. that's why we'll continue to look at the life of medicare as some of what we did it beginning to eliminate the waste, fraud and abuse. that is part of why we extend the life of medicare by stopping over payments to insurance companies prospectively and also maybe i don't know that warren buffett and bill gates made medicare. so maybe we hav
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
station wagon. anyone with information is asked to call police. there was a shooting on friday night. police say rickey freeman faces attempted first-degree murder charges for that shooting. no update on the victim's condition. >> president obama and mitt romney are getting in some last- minute practice before they go head-to-head on wednesday night. hallie jackson joins us live with more on what the debate means for both sides. good morning. >> good morning. both candidates are working to lower expectations for themselves. they are talking up the other guy. momentum is shifting towards president obama in some key swing states. this could have a big impact on mitt romney. the debate focusing on domestic policy. mitt romney holds a rally tonight in denver. president obama is getting ready in nevada today and tomorrow and flies to colorado on wednesday. >> the vice presidential candidates have their own debate. >> we're seeing both candidates talking up the other guy. biden talks about how paul ryan is so good. paul ryan saying that biden is witty. you are seeing the same game being pl
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 10:30pm EDT
night? that was a measure not only of president obama's this engagement, but mitt romney not wanting to bring in up, and jim lehrer, i don't know what was going on. host: laura is a republican. hi, laura, you are on. caller: i wanted to say to katrina, if you want to talk about common sense policies, maybe you need to listen to rush limbaugh and maybe you need to really listen to what mr. romney said about this economy. if you are concerned about poverty, do you know that the number one group trapped in poverty is single female households? you need to look at stuff that the conservatives are saying because they care about the poor. they don't want people trapped in poverty. they don't want small businesses, which employs 60-70% of the citizens in this country, taxed more. if you tax small business, they are not going to hire. i don't know how you don't figure out what mr. romney so eloquently said in that debate. talking about politics of the 1% or the 47%, conservatives want the best for all folks, and yes, we mean we don't want them trapped in poverty. we want them married, paying
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
mitt romney both preparing for their first debate in denver wednesday night. both sides already planning their post bedadebate rallies. coming up at 6:50, a live report from capitol hill with a look at why both sides are downplaying expectations while at the same time pressuring one another on foreign policy. >>> all right. let's check in welcome back weather right now. this story here has come up a little bit short so i think we need to change here. >> certainly not the forecast. >> no, the forecast smoking hot. christina loren, you're halving. >> i'd like to give it back to mother nature. as we head throughout the afternoon, it is going to be a scorcher. in fact what's bizarre is that this is actually the second monday of fall and we're talking about the potential for the hottest day of the year. the hottest day of 2012, first day of october. what's interesting is fresno down south, they're expecting the hottest start to the month in over 25 years. just an indication of how unusual it is to see temperatures soar this time of year. hazy sunrise just after 7:04. if you have outd
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 1:00am EDT
thursday night, live on c-span and online at c- span.org. next, cory booker addresses the human rights campaign's annual dinner. and mitt romney delivers a on foreign policy. this morning at the national press club, chuck schumer talks about tax policy. startingee it's live, at 10:00 a.m. eastern, here on c-span. pac >> c-span gives a great incentive looks into what is happening in washington. whenever that happens, it changes your view. it is different than regular media. it is objective. it shows a lot of what is real and what is going on. i watched hearings and when the senate and house votes, we watch it in the office. also when the supreme court has hearings. watch different decisions and opinions. >> aaron and watches c-span on correct tv -- erin watches c- span on the directtv. >> the human rights campaign, a group advocating equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender americans, held its annual dinner on saturday. headlining the event was newark, new jersey mayor cory booker who talked about what he called the common ancestry shared by both the civil rights and gay
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
away if he has some great night it mitt romney has to have a good night to get this trajectory of this race to change. >> reporter: the poll shows romney with momentum. but more voters think the economy is improving. what are they listening for tonight? >> i would like to hear firm chances on positions. definitely some good debates. >> reporter: inundated by ads -- >> this president cannot tell us -- >> reporter: -- some residents say they won't watch tonight's debate. >> i already know who i'm voting for and i just don't want to hear it anymore. >> reporter: in our poll, 6 in 10 found the debates just somewhat important or not at all. tracie potts, nbc news, denver. >> hopefully it will be a nice break from all the rhetoric we've been pounded with. this debate starts up at 8:00. >>> good morning. i don't know about you but i went to bed with my ac cranked up last night. >> i thought about the window opening but nah, way too hot. >> this is all anybody wants to talk about, the october heat wave. people who i haven't heard from for months getting up on my facebook page asking when
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